King Street Wharf Umbrellas
Completion Date: January 2015
Size: 40 Umbrellas
Fabric: PVC Architectural Umbrellas
Client: Brookfield Multiplex
The King Street Wharf Umbrellas help to create waterfront dining oasis in Sydney. Situated along the picturesque Sydney waterfront, King Street Wharf stands as a sophisticated tourist precinct, teeming with a diverse array of restaurants, cafes, and bars, each exuding its own distinctive charm. A variety of MakMax Architectural Umbrellas installed in the King Street Wharf precinct show how adaptable and variable our range can be.
Brookfield Multiplex, recognizing the need for a fresh, cohesive look in this thriving dining district, engaged MakMax to breathe new life into the aging umbrellas that had graced King Street Wharf for over a decade. The mission was clear: to revitalise the precinct, drawing both locals and tourists to experience its rejuvenated dining scene.
MakMax embraced the challenge of create a variety of shading options for the King Street Wharf Umbrellas by harnessing our Centra range of Architectural Umbrellas, complemented by the Monaco Linear Edge option. The objective was twofold: to maximise the utility of the various King Street Wharf restaurants and infuse a visual rejuvenation throughout the precinct.
To meet the unique size and functionality needs of each restaurant, a tailored approach was employed.
Cargo Bar, Nick’s Seafood, Pier 9, Georges, La Cita, and Bungalow 8 saw the installation of CS38 Centra model architectural umbrellas (between 2 and 8 units depending on the size of the restaurant). The outdoor dining umbrellas were enhance through the use linking infills and adorned with energy-efficient LED lights. Centra Architecture Umbrellas are designed to stay open all-year round, but have the ability for the canopy to be collapse in the event of severe weather.
For Casa Ristorante Italiano and the Meat District Co, the choice was the MS40 Monaco Linear Edge modular shade structures (similar in shape to the Centra, by engineered as a permanent non-collapsible shade structure). These Linear Edge on the Monaco not only expanded the coverage and seating capacity but also allowed for the integration of gutters and roll-down blinds, ensuring patrons’ comfort in all weather conditions.
The results were nothing short of spectacular. By opting for the premium range of permanent commercial umbrellas from MakMax, King Street Wharf Umbrellas successfully created welcoming, all-weather dining spaces that safeguarded patrons from the elements. Simultaneously, the precinct achieved a striking, unified streetscape, providing a solid foundation for each individual brand to shine.
King Street Wharf’s transformation is a testament to the power of design and innovation, revitalising a beloved waterfront destination and offering a truly unforgettable dining experience.